Losing weight is a positive thing for many people, but not when it happens involuntarily. Unintentional weight loss happens without changing your diet or exercise routine. Women of any age can experience this type of weight loss, but it occurs in older adults more commonly. Studies have shown 27% of adults 65 and above experience this condition. Regardless of the cause, unexplained weight loss can cause fatigue, dehydration, muscle loss, and difficulty sleeping, among others. But you can manage the condition in a few ways. Here are some of them.
Add Extra Nourishment
Nutritional deficiencies can hasten the weight loss process, regardless of the cause. That’s why it’s important to add extra nourishment to your meals when you can. Your goal is to get as many nutrients and calories as necessary to help rebuild your body. Focus on foods rich in lean protein, healthy fats, and complex carbohydrates fortified with other essential nutrients. However, do not confuse this with eating as many calories as you possibly can, as that might deprive your body of nourishment. Instead, add more foods like avocados, nuts, seeds, greens, colorful vegetables, and whole grains to your daily diet if you tolerate them. You can also eat more nutritionally dense snacks in addition to your regular meals.
Consider Taking Weight Management Supplements
If you struggle to meet your daily nutritional needs through your regular diet, adding weight management supplements could be beneficial. Of course, you need to first speak with your doctor to determine the right options for you, especially if you’re dealing with specific health issues or going through a recovery process.
Supplements are available in many types that are specifically formulated to bridge nutritional gaps and address this condition. You can also consider products like an Ostarine solution. Ostarine’s ability to help manage weight loss (due to illness and other conditions) is well documented. You can also go for meal replacement shakes and nutritional drinks in addition to the nutritionally dense snacks already mentioned in the previous point.
Find Ways to Boost Your Appetite
This point is particularly important if your unintentional weight loss is due to health reasons. Sometimes, medications or treatments can leave a strange taste in your mouth, making food seem off or not appetizing. A good option to boost appetite is to exercise regularly if your health permits. For example, you can work up a great appetite by walking or running every day. Even 10 to 20 minutes could make a difference.
Some women use cannabis or full-spectrum CBD oil to stimulate appetite during times of medical treatment or recovery. Another option is to use appetite stimulants, but again, it’s important to first consult your healthcare provider.
Aside from boosting your appetite, it also helps to make your meals as delicious as possible. Remember, you need to eat healthy, but try to make food appealing and tasty.
Unintentional weight loss can be a blessing or a sign that something is off in your body. Tell your doctor if it continues and has you concerned. It could be nothing to worry about but could also be a warning sign of a dangerous condition. Remember, you are in control and have many options to help your body be in its best health.
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